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NATO-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century : Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe - Aurel Braun

NATO-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe

By: Aurel Braun (Editor)

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Published: 3rd April 2008
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Since the end of the Cold War NATO has redefined its raison d'etre, extending its membership, broadening its political goals and widening its zone of operation. It has also sought to enhance its co-operation with Russia, for example through the NATO-Russia Council, though moves here have coincided with factors which make co-operation more difficult, such as growing uncertainty about the transition to democracy in Russia, a feeling among some people in Russia that NATO enlargement and the simultaneous diminution of Russia's influence were related, and, more recently, Russia's attempts to reassert its influence over its neighbouring states. This book examines the current state of relations between NATO and Russia, examining a number of key areas, and assesses the prospects for future development. It concludes that all parties have a powerful interest in building and maintaining security, and that the growth of the zone of democracy holds out the best hope for solving some of Russia's most seminal security concerns.

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List of contributors
Electing to fight: emerging democracies and international instabilityp. 11
Post-postcommunist Russia, the international environment and NATOp. 25
Russia, NATO enlargement and the strengthening of democracy in the European spacep. 39
Enlargement and the perils of containmentp. 55
NATO beyond Russiap. 72
NATO enlargement and Russiap. 91
NATO, the European Union, Russia and the fight against terrorismp. 111
Can Russia be a partner for NATO in the Middle East?p. 123
Is East-West integration possible?p. 161
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780415453196
ISBN-10: 0415453194
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 3rd April 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1